Scientific Name: Diadasia diminuta (Cresson, 1878)

Common Name: Diadasia diminuta


Melissodes diminuta Cresson, 1878: 215 [♂‚]

     Lectotype ♂‚ [designated by Cresson 1916: 117]. USA, Colorado, by Morrison [ANSP no. 2357]

Melissodes apacha Cresson, 1878: 217 [♀] [synonymy by ]

     Lectotype ♀ [designated by Cresson 1916: 111]. USA, Texas [ANSP no. 2338]


Species Notes

The DNA Barcode Index Number (BIN) for this species is BOLD:AAB5138.



Cresson ET (1878) Descriptions of new species of North American bees. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 30: 181-221.

Cresson ET (1916) The Cresson types of Hymenoptera. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 1: 1-141.



Sociality: Solitary
Nesting: Ground
Pollen Specialization: Narrow Oligolecty
Wintering Stage: Mature Larva

Crop Preference: Not Available
Non Crop Preference: Escobaria vivipara, Sphaeralcea coccinea

Distribution: Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan
Ecozone: Montane Cordillera, Prairie, Western Interior Basin